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Thank you to the following people who signed up or renewed their Bike Austin membership in the last month! Not a member?  Sign up here!
Alejandro Barreto
Avery Family
Bernardo Rivera
Bo Lora
Bob Whetsell
Bonnie Snyder
Brendan Cooper
Brian Baker
Carlena Harris
Carlton Mack
Celeste  Bostwick
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority
Clifton Mooney
Corrie Fuquay
Cynthia Good
David Stevens
David Urban
Dawn Skinner
Denise Carlson
Denise Reid
Don Ickles
Donald Ford
Earl McAllen
Evan Holmes
Fred Lewis
Garth Faigley
Gerald A King
Gertraud Lehnhardt
Glenn Jones
Jake Coleman
Jake Hobbs
James Grabbs
Jamin Patrick
Janis Snow
Jeff Chappel
Jeffrey Grant
Jim & Sandy Bakken
Jim Beesley
JohnAnthony De Maria
Jose Iguina
Kennedy Family
Kenneth Walker
Kevin Bice
Leonard Randolph Jr.
Lisa Armstrong
Lisa St. Romain
Lori Merlino
Mark Wadsley
Michael Rebers
Milani Family
Miriam Raviv
Nathan Triesch
Nick Salome
Omar Torres
Patty Crowe
Paul Brock
Paul Grotevant
Peter Kennedy
Phelps Family
Richard Maness
Rick Norris
Robert Brown
Roger Kintzel
Roxana DeLeon
Sally Loomer
Sandra Gaskin
Sean Hanson
Stephen Hood
Steve Hanawalt
Steven Heller
Tara Mather
Thecla Chomicz
Thomas Niewiara
Todd Teulon
Tom lanzoni
Tommy Eden
Veray & Geoff Wool
Wolosin Family

Walk, Bike, Rideshare: Getting to Safer Streets in Austin
Monday, November 9 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at
Palm Door on Sabine
Join Bike Austin for an interactive panel discussion featuring representatives from the ATX Safer Streets, Bicycle Advisory Council, Vision Zero ATX, and Lyft. Bring your questions, suggestions and ideas for how all modes of transportation can work together to enhance mobility while prioritizing safety for everyone on the street. 

While rideshare companies are being widely discussed, much of the public dialogue have overlooked what these services mean to biking, walking and Vision Zero here in Austin. RSVP at 

Traffic Skills 101 Part 1-Classroom
Friday, November 13 from 5:00pm to 9pm at REI Downtown
Riding in an urban environment is smooth when you're prepared with the proper knowledge and skills. In TS 101 classroom, you will learn everything from strategies for riding a bike safely and confidently to basic maintenance. This class is recommended for adults and children over the age of 14. Registration is required. DISCOUNTED: $5 for Bike Austin Members; $10 for nonmembers. 
Traffic Skills 101 Part 2-On Bike
Saturday, November 14 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at GSDM parking lot
Practice what you learned in classroom with our on-bike session. This course includes handling and avoidance skills in a parking lot, followed by a group ride on city streets. Finally, you will learn how to change a flat. The classroom session is required to be completed before the on-bike session. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended. Registration is required. DISCOUNTED: $5 for Bike Austin Members; $10 for nonmembers. 

1st Annual Co-op Bike Tour
Sunday, November 15 from 11:00am to 4:00pm starting at Hope Farmer's Market
Join Bike Austin and Austin Cooperative Business Association for the first annual Co-op Bike Tour. Check out the event flyer here. Stops include ACBA members: Yard to Market Co-op, Wheatsville Co-op, La Reunion Cooperative, and Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. Tickets are $5. Click here to RSVP.

League Cycling Instructor Seminar
DEADLINE: Thursday, November 19
Seminar to be held Friday-Sunday, December 11-13
The LCI training seminar focuses on teaching and demonstration techniques used with future students both on the road and in the classroom. The seminar emphasis is on how to teach bicycle safety and skills so as to provide increased comfort and confidence for new and returning bicyclists and youth. Generally, 1/3 of the time is on-bike, so students should be prepared to ride.Ready to sign up? Make sure you're an LAB member and sign up here. The registration fee is $300 and includes the seminar materials.
Monthly Volunteer Night
secure-checkout-computer.jpg Monday, November 16 from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm at 1000 Brazos St. 
Stop by our office to help out with data entry from our bike lane advocacy campaigns.  Free beer, snacks and music on us!  Please bring a laptop if you have one. Contact Miller if you are interested in volunteering, Sign Up Here!.

Check out volunteer opportunities here!

Neighborhood Bike Advocacy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 9 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Bike Austin, 1000 Brazos St.
Bike Austin's Neighborhood Bike Advocacy Committee empowers neighborhood residents like you to run grassroots campaigns for "Complete Streets" with safe space for everyone.
RSVP here! or contact Miller Nuttle for more information,

183 North Mobility Project Public Hearing
THURSDAY, November 12 Open House from 5-6pm, Public Hearing at 6pm at Westwood High School cafeteria
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) has done a laudable job of including dedicated, shared-use bike and pedestrian paths in almost all of their toll road projects to date. However, their current plan for 183 North has a lot of room for improvement.  Right now, only a fraction of the corridor (a matter of a few blocks) will have any type of bicycle accommodations, even though there's room for a shared use path along most of the corridor.  Please attend this meeting and speak up for a shared use path on the entirety of 183 North!  If you can't attend, please send the CTRMA an email  and let them know you want a shared use path along all of 183 North.  Check out the project webpage here, 

We know that the meeting is pretty far North for a lot of folks, so we're arranging car pools, leaving our office (1000 Brazos St) at 5:00 pm on Thursday, 11/12.  Please email if you'd like a lift.
Ride Benefitting Special Olympics Texas
Saturday, November 14 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at Manor ISD Athletic Complex
Travis County Sherriff's Department presents a ride to benefit Special Olympics Texas. Click here for more information and to register. 


Bike Austin improves quality of life for all of Austin and Central Texas by growing bicycling as a form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.

Guiding Principles:

  • Bicycling should be safe and accessible.
  • Bicycling positively transforms our community.
  • Bicycling benefits all people, whether they bicycle or not.
  • Bicycling is an integral part of a multi-modal transportation system.